I just got this game last week but apparently it came out in 2003 I just got a new computer and now I can finally play recent computer games! Anyway every single time I start a city, it goes wonderfully until the population hits around 20,000 I believe and then I hit a brick wall. Demand plummets, and at this point the costs are so high I can't drop the taxes any. And I filled up the entire screen a long time ago. What am I doing wrong? I've been perusing FAQs but haven't really found the answer yet. I build all the power in the far corner from residential. I put commercial between industry and residential. I put the water pumps at the opposite end of the power. I'm trying to work on better traffic, the last time I put a highway through the center of the map, but I still had red streets all over, even after I put in a subway system.